Making art

Blog posts about making comic and illustration art. Work in progress, creative process, design, art tools. The works.

Mark Manson on progress

Mark Manson on progress

February 2, 2023 | Blog

“Learning can feel like progress, even when it’s not progress.” – Mark Manson

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The howling abyss

The howling abyss

January 9, 2023 | Blog

As we tumble into the howling abyss that is 2023, it’s time for a little (forced) reflection. It’s what all the cool kids are doing this time of year. So on with it – what did I make last year?

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Design a party llama birthday invite

April 20, 2022 | Blog

How to create a llama postcard style birthday invitation.

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Illustration of the grim reaper saying "I've got yer back." Full colour version.

How to draw the Grim Reaper

March 23, 2022 | Blog

How to draw a cartoon art grim reaper. Death never looked so good.

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Throwback Thursday! The Job Hunt

August 5, 2021 | Blog

Throwback Thursday, to when the cartoonist was looking for a job, and was very stressed because of it.

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Throwback Thursday! The Layoff

July 29, 2021 | Blog

Throwback Thursday to when the cartoonist got laid off from his day job, and then made a comic about it.

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Crows Be Prepared

Throwback Thursday! Crows Be Prepared

July 22, 2021 | Blog

Throwback Thursday! Art from the archives this week is Crows Be Prepared, where our avian friends prepare for the end of the world.

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Time for a Back Pat

July 20, 2021 | Blog

A quick congratulations to you for finishing that thing you’ve been working on. Good job.

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Throwback Thursday! Crows and the Zika Virus

July 15, 2021 | Blog

Throwback Thursday, to a comic in which the Crows discuss the Zika Virus. Also, comic character design, and hand lettering digital comics.

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Best Pencils for Drawing Comics

July 13, 2021 | Blog

Best pencils for drawing comics might just be whatever you have on hand.

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